Hey everyone! I know staying at home is difficult but is this not amazing in some ways. Being at home all the time has given us the freedom to explore our creative side and this helps us think positive . We have learnt to cope up and do things different ways knowing the fact that we want this phase to pass really soon. Post lock down I started to create picture and video contents all by myself. Also I am seeing how self portrait ideas, using properties, mobile photography and virtual shoots are trending in social media these days. So in today's blog post I will share few tricks which I use to click portraits and will also walk you through how to click excellent self portraits using a DSLR camera. No. Mobile will not create that magic, trust me. Now you will know why.
I have a Nikon D3500 + Kit Lens. Two major things you need to have along with this is a good tripod and a wireless remote. I shot all pictures inside my room where I get just enough natural light and no direct sun rays. I generally use manual setting as it gives you the freedom to make adjustments so that you need not put much efforts while editing. I shot all the pictures with just one camera setting and slightest of editing. Today's shoot theme was "Mood" and here is everything I created.
Pleasure Seeker :
Here I tried to create something close to a flat lay. I wore a maxi dress in maroon from my travel closet. Then placed a hat and a basket of flowers as props on top of my white crochet stoll. Funny part is I placed the tripod across and literally crawled below to lie down and here is the outcome.
I wore the same outfit as above and used hat as one of the props. I tied some flowers on the lens using a rubber band creating a dreamy bokeh effect and held few on palm. Voila! Shot is ready.
This is an all black look. I used some gold toned chain for a little bit of glam. The hero of the frame is the pair of lacy gloves which I absolutely adore. In one shot I just kept my hand close to the lens to bring that intense feeling alive. In the second shot I partly covered the lens with one of the gloves. This created all the magic I wanted to show.
Tulle is all I love and it feels so girly. So I wore a dual tone starry skirt. I used a pink net dupatta to create bokeh effect. You will laugh out loud if you see how I posed to create the first shot and my legs were paining like hell.
When everyone is posing while flaunting their fridge, I thought to flaunt my messy wardrobe. Like why not! Yes guys! I admit this needs a declutter but just see how beautiful the shot turned out to be. I used a small black board to create some interesting effect.
It's Pride month and I took the whole of June to figure out what props I have to portray the beautiful rainbow colors. It just stuck me two days back that I have some colorful balloon confetti which can be used to create the bokeh effect and I held on my palm. Also I did some minimal face art with them. Is this not cute? Remember that I used slight lip gloss to stick these confetti on lens border & my skin. I am sure you gonna love this look.
Let me know which one is your favorite in comment section. Share this blog post as much as possible and if you want a part 2, I will love to do it.